Brunello di Montalcino

Castello Romitorio

Pronunciation
brew-NELL-oh dee mon-tahl-CHEE-no
Year
Current Vintage
Type
Red
Winery
Castello Romitorio
Region
Toscana
Oenologist
Carlo Ferrini

Overview

The Brunello of Montalcino stands as the cornerstone of our production. Made from only the "Brunello" strain of the Sangiovese Grosso grape, this wine is one of the most treasured of all Italian reds. A careful selection of the harvest's bounty, strict adherence to technique, and constant checks during the aging process transform the grape into one of Italy's most revered wines.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Sangiovese Grosso
Vinification
Aging
12 months French Oak. 12 months Slavonian Oak.
Alcohol
13.8%
| Appearance
Deep garnet color with burnt orange edges, typical of Brunello
| Aroma
Powerful nose of dark sour cherries and dark chocolate.
| Taste
Mocha flavors persist on the palate of this well structured, full bodied red. Long, dry finish punctuated with notes of black tea.
| Serving Suggestions
A classic pair with dark game meats as well as beef. This Brunello is also ideal for accompanying aged cheeses. Decant and serve at 18 C.

Brunello di Montalcino

Suggested Retail:
$68.00
CSPC#:
702886
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6

Reviews

Wine Enthusiast - Moncia Larner - 93 points

Castello Romitorio delivers one of our favorite 2004 Brunellos. Managed by an artist-winemaker father and son team, the estate brings us a beautifully compact and elegant wine that is brimming with fresh fruit tones of cherry and blackberry. The mouthfeel is generous and soft with a luscious fruit-filled finish.

Wine Spectator -April 2009 - James Suckling - 93 points

Blackberry and dried flowers on the nose. Full-bodied, with soft and silky tannins and a long finish. Very approachable now, with bright fruit and fresh acidity. Long and beautiful. Drink now through 2015.

Wine Spectator - 93 points

2008 vintage. Balsamic aromas and flavors lead off in this intense, sinewy red. Pure cherry, strawberry and spice notes add complexity as this glides to the lingering finish, with a very long aftertaste of fruit and spice. Best from 2016 through